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Aug 6, 2013 11:00am PDT
george w. bush is resting in texas hospital after having unplanned surgery to open a blocked artery to his heart. abc7 news reporter joins us to discuss it. >> former president bush had the surgery this morning two re-open the artery using that is called a stent, a wire tube inserted in the blockage and inflated by a balloon to re-open the passage. the block average was discovered during a test during a routine physical yesterday. "good morning america" has their medical editor explain it. >> it allows blood to glow influence the area that was obstructed. sometimes those will close off again. during the period that tube is open, it allows blood and oxygen to get to the heart muscle. >> the president did not show symptoms and will be out of the hospital tomorrow and back do his normal schedule on thursday. ironically he was one of the most physically active presidents, avid runner and bicyclist and hosts an annual 100 kilometer bicycle ride for wounded troops. former presidents get good health care but for the average person with no history of heart disease the doctor says a stress t
Aug 7, 2013 11:00am PDT
on land. the contractor is doing it for free. >> former president george w. bush is out of the hospital after a heart procedure. doctors released the 67-year-old this morning after inserting a stent to clear a clogged artery yesterday discovered during a routine physical. hospital officials say the 43rd president is doing great at home and the younger bush plans to resume his normal schedule tomorrow. >> new this morning, president obama canceled a planned meeting with russian president putin in now next month. tensions have escalated between the two countries over russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to edward snowden the man who leaked classified n.s.a. documents. the white house says that president obama still plans to attend the group of 20 economic countries, world economic leaders but does not have plans it meet with putin one-on-one. >> now, to an abc7 news exclusive, the only survivor of the arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters in june is speaking out for the first time. the 21-year-old was seven as a lookout for the hot shot team. at first he said the fire northw
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